This week at the Robin

Here’s a run-down of what’s happening at the venue.




One of the top British songwriters of the past thirty years is at the Robin on Monday. Martin Stephenson first came to prominence in the early eighties with the Daintees, although the acclaim the band received was more critical than commercial. After embarking on a solo career Martin travelled a less traditional path than most, including recording in Lincoln Cathedral, travelling around North Carolina and moving to his current home in the Scottish highlands. Martin tours regularly, both on his own and since 2010 with the reformed Daintees, with whom he recorded the album California Start last year.

Tickets £10

Tuesday sees the regular Sam Draisey sessions, featuring some of the best unsigned acoustic talent in the region. Feel free to turn up and join in.

On Thursday there’s Yes tribute Fragile, featuring Claire Hamill, who in her career as a well-respected folk singer has played with several members of Yes as well as many other top names.

Tickets £10

Friday has the return of Panic Room to the Robin. The band’s blend of Celtic-tinged prog blues rock has made them a firm live favourite and a nationwide summer tour is the precursor to their fourth studio album which will be out next month.

Tickets £12

U2 tribute Achtung Baby are on stage on Saturday

Tickets £9

Robin regulars Solstice are back on Sunday. He band formed in 1980 and played their full part in the prog rock revival of the early eighties. They’ve been in their current guise since 2007 and tour regularly, with a new album scheduled for October release.

Tickets £10

For tickets and more details on these and other events at the Robin 2, call 01902-401211 or visit